Yes, I know like me, you’ve been jonesin’ for some This Week in Blackness. Well Elon James White is back with some severe words for Rick Santorum trying to make like Barack Obama’s a hypocrite as a black man because he supports reproductive choices for women.
Elon says this latest episode discusses “Tyler Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Glenn Beck, Rick Santorum and the concept of “Womb Lynching.”
Look, the Tea Party stormed the House on a platform centered on the economy and the budget, yet they seem determined to take away the rights of women. From ThinkProgress yesterday:
On a conference call with reporters and bloggers this afternoon, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) characterized the GOP’s recent legislative effort to restrict access to abortion and contraception as “the most comprehensive and radical assault on women’s health in our life time,” promising to wage a campaign against the effort. Pelosi was referring to the Republican-backed H.R. 3 “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and H.R. 358, “Protect Life Act,” as well separate measures to eliminate federal funding for family planning.
“They’re proposing raising taxes on small business,” Pelosi said of the two bills. “Under current law, women can buy insurance that covers a full range of reproductive health care. Under the Republican plan, women in private plans can’t use their private money to purchase a full range of reproductive health care, effectively taking away the right of women to spend their own money on the health care they choose.” “Small businesses that received tax credits for their employees will lose their tax credit if they choose a full range of plans that cover women’s health,” Pelosi added.
H.R. 3 would eliminate any tax breaks for health care plans that include abortion coverage, denying tax credits to employers or other entities that pay for health plans that cover abortion, while H.R. 358 would also prohibit federal funding for abortions under the Affordable Care Act and “prevent funding from being withheld from institutions that refuse to provide abortions.”
Sorry – who’s the hypocrite? Come again? I thought Republicans were all about the gubment staying out of our lives and what not. Goes to show that what’s good for the gander apparently isn’t good for the goose. Women and small businesses and hospitals and doctors and nurses stand to be hurt by the GOP’s weird obsession with getting all up in a woman’s uterus. Well, enough – I’ll let Elon take it from here. Peep the clip above and then let me know what you think. What other topics should Elon take on?
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